Decluttering is an exhausting task. On the one hand, you’ve felt the necessity to get rid of all the stuff you no longer need. But on the other hand, deciding which ones go to the storage box and which ones to the bin is far from easy. Consequently, many things are often left as they have always been, meaning that the whole attempts of decluttering have failed.
Here, we’ll teach you how to make your house clean from the stuff that you do not need. Follow these steps and never compromise!
Scan Your Goods
You must see everything in each category sorted in one place. This way, the things you love will really stand out. Clear some space and spread out your belongings so you can decide what stays and what goes from each category.
Avoid Piling Up
When sorting through categories of belongings, don’t put anything away until you’ve gone through each and every item. Once you have definitive yes and no piles, you can move on and starting organizing. You are now working with a clean slate and items you love.
Ask Yourself If You Really Need Your Stuff
If you’re struggling to sort an item into a yes or no pile, ask yourself if you love it and whether or not you actually use it. If the answer is no, it goes away. The only exception to this rule is if the piece has sentimental value. In that case, you can neatly store it in a labeled container or bin. Ninety-nine percent of the items you get rid of will never cross your mind again. And on top of it, you will feel 100 times lighter.
Have Some Designated Containers
Physically getting rid of clutter is an important part of organizing your home. Everything has to have a home. Once you’ve gotten rid of everything you don’t need or no longer want, organize your belongings so that every piece has a designated storage spot.
Play the 10-10-10 Challenge
A simple task of locating ten items to throw away, ten to donate, and ten to be returned to their proper places might be the fastest way you can organize thirty of your belongings all at once. Besides giving your unused stuff to others in need can make the whole decluttering task more purposeful and rewarding.
However, be clear with your options. If some of the stuff is no longer fit or suitable to wear, throw it away immediately. Back to the previous point, hoarding things up is a sin here.